Showing posts from February, 2006

Sony - losing the battle

Alright, I have to comment on this, because it's freagin pissing me off. Sony, the company that just a few months ago decided to screw over their CD purchasing customers by secretly including a piece of software that essentially opened up a customers machine to being hacked ( Sony rootkit )... have decided they were going to screw over the retailers for their new "Blu-Ray Discs." Sony is a gigantic hog of a company who cannot realize that they're losing a battle for supremecy - one stupid decision after another. The reality is, they seem to believe that we (the customers) should be grateful to Sony for allowing the us to spend our hard-earning cash on the proprietary crap they sell. I haven't purchased a Sony CD in over 5 years. Why? They screw the artists, they've screwed the customers, and now they're aiming for the trifecta of screwing the retailers as well ( Sony's Blu-ray titles taking shape ). I hadn't planned on buying any PS3's or an

A touch of melancholy

Wow - after a week of straight craziness in Pittsburgh, it's all over. Getting to be at the parade was fun. I can't believe how many people came downtown to see that. It took me over an hour to get across 5th Ave just so I could go to work! Anyway, I suppose I should start posting thoughts here in this blog because I don't think very much any more. Those times that I do, it's probably best to commit them to some form of legible text because I'm most likely forget them after about 5 minutes. This last year has been almost a complete disaster. I gave myself about 6 months back in June to get my shit together and really get into working on something different than grad school Speech and Hearing stuff. The job at the Trib made me want to die at times. I hated the schedule, though some of the people there were really cool to work with. I learned a lot, so I can't say it was all bad... but I have to admit, working a somewhat normal schedule vs. the terrible sh